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Graptophyllum pictum Caricature plant Daun wunggu, Taman Acanthaceae
 

Graptophyllum pictum, Caricature plant, Acanthaceae, Daun wungu,taman

 

Graptophyllum pictum, Caricature plant, Acanthaceae, Daun wungu,taman

This species has an erect, open habit and reaches a height of 5 ft (1.5 m) with a spread of about 30 in (75 cm).
Its leaf coloration varies but typically it has mid-green, oval leaves with creamy central blotches. The tubular purplish red flowers are borne on terminal spikes in spring and summer. ‘
Tricolor’ has cream and green leaves, heavily flushed pink especially when young; ‘Purpureum Variegatum’ is similar but replaces the pink with purple-red.
Cultivation:Doing best in dappled shade and fertile, well-drained soil.
They respond well to gentle pruning to control their tendency to legginess.
Propagate from cuttings .
Medical use: Leaves used as diuretic and to treat ulcer, hemorrhoids, gallstone and liver disease.Against boils.

  

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